5 These twelve Jesus sent out and commanded them, saying: e "Do not go into the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter a city of f the Samaritans. 6 g "But go rather to the h lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7 i "And as you go, preach, saying, j 'The kingdom of heaven 1 is at hand.' 8 "Heal the sick, 2 cleanse the lepers, 3 raise the dead, cast out demons. k Freely you have received, freely give. 9 l "Provide neither gold nor silver nor m copper in your money belts, 10 "nor bag for your journey, nor two tunics, nor sandals, nor staffs; n for a worker is worthy of his food. 11 o "Now whatever city or town you enter, inquire who in it is worthy, and stay there till you go out. 12 "And when you go into a household, greet it. 13 p "If the household is worthy, let your peace come upon it. q But if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you. 14 r "And whoever will not receive you nor hear your words, when you depart from that house or city, s shake off the dust from your feet. 15 "Assuredly, I say to you, t it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city!New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.